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What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« on: June 25, 2011, 08:32:08 AM »
I can't seem to find any real feedback on what non U2 fans and the Glastonbury crowd thought about U2 themselves also if there's any negative articles written about them and their performance, I really hope the appearance throws them back into the spotlight.



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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 08:42:18 AM »
Honestly, it's been good. Majority of the UK papers have given it a great review. And the haters (NME Magazine and the people who comment on that website) have basically said 'fair enough'. Almost everyone has mentioned that it was purely a greatest hits set but not many have begrudged them for doing it.

Obviously those people aren't going to go out and buy all their albums, but it should keep the negativity away from them for quite a while. The print based media have mostly been impressed by it and the fact that those positive reviews are in all the papers will get a decent message across to the public.

It was a night that went down well.

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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 08:53:17 AM »
Cheers that's great, I'm glad. Separate question to you because you sound like you know what your on about, do you think they should've played some new songs, ones that havent yet been released to help promote them again and get them back in the media spotlight?
I don't mean whetheTher you wanted them to just whether it work help them
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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011, 09:02:28 AM »
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Cheers that's great, I'm glad. Separate question to you because you sound like you know what your on about, do you think they should've played some new songs, ones that havent yet been released to help promote them again and get them back in the media spotlight?
I don't mean whetheTher you wanted them to just whether it work help them
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Definitely not. Obviously as one of the 'hardcore' I'd love new songs or Pop songs, but they had to play the hits to that audience, if anything just to show the world just how many fantastic songs they have. They should have played City of Blinding Lights though.
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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011, 10:54:24 AM »
The Guardian, the Irish Times, the Sun and the Belfast Telegraph gave really, really positive reviews.

The Independent and NME gave more mixed ones, but still pretty good.

I have seen no negative ones so far.

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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011, 10:58:20 AM »
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Cheers that's great, I'm glad. Separate question to you because you sound like you know what your on about, do you think they should've played some new songs, ones that havent yet been released to help promote them again and get them back in the media spotlight?
I don't mean whetheTher you wanted them to just whether it work help them
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They should have played City of Blinding Lights though.

I agree, that's the one song I missed

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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011, 02:00:01 PM »
Well I missed some songs too but we can all understand why they skipped them.


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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011, 02:14:42 PM »
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Well I missed some songs too but we can all understand why they skipped them.



I'm not complaining in the least, I thought last night's performance was basically perfect, but I don't understand why City of Blinding Lights was cut

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 02:47:38 PM »
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Well I missed some songs too but we can all understand why they skipped them.



I'm not complaining in the least, I thought last night's performance was basically perfect, but I don't understand why City of Blinding Lights was cut

I'd say it qualifies as a 'hit'. Think it's generally more well known than Elevation. No complaints about last night though.

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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011, 02:51:07 PM »
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Well I missed some songs too but we can all understand why they skipped them.



I'm not complaining in the least, I thought last night's performance was basically perfect, but I don't understand why City of Blinding Lights was cut

I'd say it qualifies as a 'hit'. Think it's generally more well known than Elevation. No complaints about last night though.

I think COBL and Elevation are on the same level, but City of Blinding Lights has a "sing along" part and I think it would have slotted in nicely after Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day
City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Elevation
Get On Your Boots
Sunday Bloody Sunday

COBL-Vertigo-Elevation would be the 3rd time in the set that the band would have played (almost) the opening trio from a tour, after the Zoo TV opening and the Streets-I Will Follow-Still Haven't Found section


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Re: What did the media coverage and non U2 fans seem to say?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2011, 04:35:01 PM »
COBL might have slotted in somewhere but;

1) I can think of no songs that I would have taken out of that set for it
2) I can think of several songs bigger than COBL in the UK- including SYMIOYO from the same album which I would have inserted before COBL
3) It definitely loses impact with no lightshow